Well, apparently it’s been a month since I’ve done one of these round-ups and things have changed and everything’s definitely shit. Anyway, have some links.
Against “Choice Feminism”: four new suggested topics (A Glasgow Sex Worker)- Here’s some discussion questions on which feminists must reflect.
#blacklivesmatter How three friends turned a spontaneous Facebook post into a global phenomenon (Jamilah King)- Meet the Black women who started a hugely important movement.
Why hasn’t Britain wiped out lgbt hate crime? (Sean Faye)- On the magnitude of the problem.
Neoliberalism and the commodification of experience (Alison Phipps)- How neoliberalism has shaped the discourse and what needs t change.
“A life on benefits is frankly no life at all.” (A Latent Existence)- Digging into David Cameron’s attitude towards disabled people.
When You Create A Safe Space, It’s Safe For All People (ideatrash)- How we can build safer spaces and who they are for.
Negligence, Symphysiotomy and Past Harm. (Mairead Enright)- On recognition and justice for symphysiotomy victims
These 8 Characters Are Definitely Going To Die (Julia Lepetit)- Hollywood and TV are nothing if not predictable.
Scottish Grindr users on the 2015 general election (machotrouts)- Here’s a poll the pundits missed and it’s far more accurate than most.
All Bodies Count (Meredith Bland)- On attitudes towards disabled bodies.
As a Native Actor, I Applaud Those Who Walked off the Set of Adam Sandler’s Racist Movie (Tyson Houseman)- Challenging a strong vein of racism in the US.
Ban Men from Literary Readings (Josephine Livingstone)- A very strong case, well made.
Nonviolence as Compliance (Ta-Nehisi Coates)- Focused on the situation in Baltimore, but pertinent everywhere.
The Focus On Property Over Black Lives Is Also State Violence (Gradient Lair)- Hitting the fucking nail on the head.
10 Theories About How Lesbians Have Sex From Straight People In History (Carolyn)- Spoiler: they’re all fucking bizarre.
And finally, Comment Is Weird which basically I can’t even explain.